I am running Windows 7 and had problems where user profile service would not load. I followed instructions saying to open in safe mode and delete profile files ending .bak via the regeditor.
Now it boots up but all the user information is gone, desktop icons etc. The worst is all my microsoft outlook messages which contained hundreds of important messages. I can't seem to find the pst file.
I'm assuming it's on the computer somewhere? I've done a search of the computer for *.pst and haven't found anything :-(
The "AppData" folder is a hidden folder so you will have to unhide it in folder options.. or just modify this path with your correct user name and copy paste it in the search bar